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The Queer Newark Oral History Project (QNOHP) is a community-based and community directed initiative dedicated to preserving the history of Queer Newark.
Statement of Principles:
The Queer Newark Oral History Project is community based and community directed. We are committed to inclusivity and access.
Our aims include the following:
· Interview the full diversity of members of Newark’s LGBT community.
· Engage LGBT Newark youth in interviewing each other as well as LGBT adult Newark community; mentor LGBT Newark youth to ready them for career and higher education opportunities.
· Engage college and university students and faculty in interviewing, cataloging, transcribing, publicizing, organizing, or other tasks that will facilitate the growth of the Queer Newark Oral History Project.
· Cement collaboration between Newark’s LGBT political, service, and faith organizations and Newark and Newark-area colleges and universities on the Queer Newark Oral History Project.
· Encourage LGBT Newark and former Newark residents to donate their papers and other artifacts to our growing collection of Queer Newark.
· QNOHP seeks to interview people whose lives connect to the history and experiences of LGBT Newark;
· To transcribe interviews so that they are searchable and easily usable for community members, activists, scholars, artists, or anyone else with an interest in Queer Newark;
· To preserve interviews, as well as whatever papers and artifacts we can collect about QueerNewark, in a permanent, catalogued, archival facility (most likely Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark);
· To make interviews and artifacts will be accessible through digitalization;
· To collect, catalog, and make accessible existing interviews of LGBT Newark residents and former residents.
For more information regarding the oral history project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.